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Awaken to the Energy of Spring

Spring is in the air. We can feel our bodies wanting to move and dance; we can feel our minds starting to plan and create. Sometimes the urge to move forward with new growth can feel overwhelming...especially if we are stressed or run down.

The transition from the cocooning energies of Winter to the wild aliveness of Spring is best when taken gently. Our culture tends to push us to hit the ground running, but a more sustainable approach is to wake up slowly and pace ourselves.

Join us as we begin to open to the energies of Spring. During this workshop, we’ll start to gently awaken our energy, clear stagnation, and tenderly nurture our minds, bodies, and spirits.

We will have an opening circle, guided meditations, gentle movements, and ideas about pacing ourselves as we gently awaken to the energies of Spring. We’ll end the afternoon being in a supportive position on a yoga mat, massage table, or chair with comfortable blankets and bolsters, where you can rest your mind, body, and spirit in a quiet setting. Joyce will offer community Reiki and Marianne will provide acupressure and ear acupuncture (optional).

Gently pacing yourself can be a radical act. Treat yourself to a wonderful healing and nourishing afternoon. When we support ourselves, it is easier to support and be of service to others. 

All are welcome – please share this information with anyone who may benefit! Please RSVP by emailing me at

Cost: sliding scale: $20-$40 at the door (cash or check)

This educational, experiential and fun workshop will be facilitated by:

Marianne Benforado, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Joyce Leonard, Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner, both with passions for helping people feel better in their bodies, minds, and spirits.